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. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> the only suspect in the benghazi attack was released today. the suspect cannot leave the country. >>> the medical examiner now says a million dollar lottery winner was poisoned to death with a cyanide pill a day after receiving that check. he was originally believed to have died of natural causes. >>> french actor has an excuse for not appearing in a french court to answer drunk driving charges. his lawyer says he was prepping for a role for dominique strauss kahn. >>> a stunning defeat to alabama crushing notre dame, 42-14 to win the college championship. >>> and the term wedding crashers has a whole new meaning after you see this video. two newlyweds -- wow, look at this. whose hot air balloon crash landed into a fence after the couple sa
health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >> chris: president obama announced that a national security team he wants for his second term and, bruising confirmation battles are shaping up over several picks, especially former senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. joining me now are two key members of the senate armed services committee. republican kelly ayotte and democrat richard blumenthal. welcome to fox news sunday. i want to pick up briefly on the conversation we had in the last segment about guns. senator you have an a-rating from the nra and senator blumenthal, an f-rating from the nra. when you look at the ideas that vice president biden is talking about and will submit to the president on tuesday, i want to ask you both what you can
, and we worked across body lines on veteran bills bills to support military healthcare, they were straight. they were honest. when they said what they wanted to do, one could count on that, and we were very effective together. since then he has been involved with my organization and a strong voice on international issues he's an independent thinker and gives straight talk. that's what we really need in leadership in our country. >> john: please stay here, and we'll welcome joe williams, sam seder, thank you, gentlemen, great to have you. let me put it out to you. what do you think sam and joe do you think the g.o.p. option opposition to hagel the same as against obama he's soft on iran? >> it's partly that. there is also maybe perhaps some resentment towards hagel for being a little bit of a natural genuine maverick. i'm a he not saying that coincidentally, but this is the republican party trying to set upup the parameters of what the oh obama foreign policy is going to be in the years to come. they're concerned that the obama administration is going to start to take a more stringent line
despite president obama's new healthcare law. some health insurers raising premiums by more than 20% and the most vulnerable customers are small businesses and people who have to betheir own health insurance. federal regulators say the premiums would be even higher without the new law. >>> president obama could nominate chuck hagel for defense secretary as soon as tomorrow. if today's talk shows are any indication it is not coming without a fight. tom cotton says hagel's failure to back the iraq war is one of many issues he has with the possible nomination. >> add that to his dangerous views on terrorism and strange hostility towards israel i think the senate should oppose mr. haig. >> this is, again, the washington you view of things. chuck hagel is a tremendous patriot and statesman, served incredibly in vietnam, sevenned this country as a united states senator. he hasn't had a chance to speak for himself. why all the prejudging i don't snow. >> fox sources say so far the president has not officially offered the job to hagel. >> a leading member of syria's opposition says bashar a
for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> three weeks from today the swearing in of president president obama. this year two times the fun. the president will be sworn in on january 20th as dictated by the constitution. since the 20th falls on a sunday that ceremony will take place at the white house. there will be a second more public inaugural ceremony at the u.s. capitol the next day, monday january 21st. >>> let's take a look at other stories. apparently americans are not the only ones excited about the president's inauguration. ♪ four years have passed but president is still the man ♪ ♪ >> the irish group is at it again with the second song for the president. the first song went viral and earned the duo an invitation to the president's inauguration. this time the president's distant cousin will present a copy of the new song to the president for which he was given a co-writer credit. we'll find out for sure if formerer
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by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. with all the good years ahead, look for the experience and commitment to go the distance with you. call now to request your free decision guide. martha: we're getting some new reaction from the expected nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be the nation's next secretary of defense. some lawmakers are outraged saying that hagel has a troubling record with our ally israel. >> he has not been a friend to israel and in my view, united states should stand unshakenably with the side of israel. and he con
-- requiring vaccinations. as a health-care worker, i used to work in hospitals. i will leave the hospital that it was required, because i have learned so much about what is in vaccinations and how little they protect people. i would hope c-span would have someone on like researchers who have done a lot of studies on vaccinations and their adverse effects and to provide an opposite view. host: margaret, that's why we are talking to all of you, because we are trying to get different viewpoints from people across the country. what is in these vaccinations? caller: i have some information here about what is in vaccines. for instance, the influenza virus vaccination, types a and b are produced using formaldehyde, paula sorbates 80, paula phosphates -- polysorbate 80, polyphosphates, and monkey parts and aborted fetus tissue. crossing monkey kidney cells or chicken cells, we are crossing species. host: where did you get this information? caller: this one came from the internet. there was a web site materodoc.com. also, a lot of information i got is from neilzmill z. miller, his book called "vac
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watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> in may 2009 president obama promised transparency when it came to national security, but this past october the president was still building the framework to manage his administration's drone program. >> one of the things that we've got to do is put a legal architecture in place, and we need congressional help to do that to make sure that not only am i reigned in, but in any president is reigned in in terms of some of the decisions we're making. >> we will talk drones and america's shadow war with p.j. crowley up next. so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money
's healthcare and aeu borings provider received mourn half a billion dollars in taxpayer money last year. i'm martha maccallum. bill: i'm bill hemmer. this report that crossed a short time ago that is planned parenthood received $542 million in government funding and subsidies at the same time their abortion services increased while their cancer screening and prevention services apparently dropped. martha: that has got even a lot of attention this morning. i'm joined by jonah goldberg editor at large of the national review and a fox news contributor. good morning. what is your take on this? put it in perspective for us. >> i think this is one of those things that is going to put planned parenthood back in the crosshairs of washington again at one point soon. mitt romney had one of the great lines from an otherwise not so great campaign, i said i'm not going to spend money tph-pb anything that on anything i don't think i should borrowing from china. we are buying big chunks from china to pay for abortion. whether you're pro-life or pro-choice, the idea of planned parenthood is anything other
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of 10 percent or more. it is posted at healthcare dot gov. they justify the discrepancy saying medical costs for policyholders are rising much faster than the average suggesting they are in a thicker population. but the review process also revealed a sharp disparity with you will giving authority to deny those who haven't. they have increases for 2013 in individual and small group market. you can review rate requests for technical errors. they contend premiums will be higher without the new health law heather. we will see if people agree as this continues to go in. >> regulators who approve the health insurance premium issues are government employees. we will talk to you again real soon. diane macedo, fox business. >> now you see it now you don't. listen to this, a couple's dream home was torn down without their permission all because of a paperwork mistake oochlt ool are you surrounded by the cookies and cakes in the office? nikki fitness is here with ways to make it easier to say no. >>> first let's check in with brian kilmeade. >> great to see two of my favorite people in the entire
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that health-care cost growth has slowed down. we have been there once before and it did not pan out. i am a believer that there are a number of forces that should make us more optimistic now than we were the last time this happened. >> other questions from the audience? it is on its way. hang on a second. >> i am mark gruenberg. the whole point of the fiscal cliff and trying to get the deficit down long-term -- you have not talked about the other obvious thing which is jobs. this is a tax panel but if you put people to work, they earn money, even at government jobs. if they earn money, they pay taxes, if they pay taxes, revenue goes up on the top -- and the deficit goes down. talk about jobs. >> talk about growing our way out of the deficit? >> everything you said is true. growth is beneficial but the net benefits are much lower than many people realize. the problem is that we have designed a system where we have, for example, indexed initial social security benefits to wages. that means that the faster the economy grows, the faster wages grow, the faster the cost of our promises of grow
of the package, but more broodly, healthcare reforms and other gun safety and neighborhood safety legislation to try to protect americans from this wealth of gun violence. one of the pieces i'll be working on in particular is the immunity that the gun industry enjoys that no other industry has. they can act in an negligent way, and are held immune from any kind of liability in court. and that makes no sense either. >> stephanie: yeah. >> so a lot to change and i think we will. it is going to be tough but i think we'll get it done. >> stephanie: let's turn to the chuck hagel nomination for secretary of defense. what is your position on that? >> i'll be very interested to hear what he has to say. some of the things he has said concern me a great deal. the comments he made about ambassador hormel are concerning, and why he didn't support legislation dealing with the issues of iran, and some other issues. i think we ought to give him his day to answer some of those very tough questions, and we'll see how he handles it. that's really, i think going to be key for many senators wh
now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> apparently being. >> stephanie miller -- >> involves having two arms and two legs and the occasional oracle. >> stephanie: enough about my weakness. >> i didn't know john lithgow was your boyfriend. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. oh, did i say former and future? isn't that what i said? >> it is not former and future. it is current! >> announcer: and now it's time for congressman alan grayson and your chance to taste the grayson. >> stephanie: good morning current. >> how fashionable. former and fashionable. >> stephanie: good morning sir. >> hi, how are you? >> stephanie: good. how was the big fancy, becoming a congressman again ceremony? >> i got through it. i had to say i do or something like that. i had to take some kind of oath. >> step
. they are considering increasing premiums notwithstanding the new healthcare law. peter doocy has a closer look. >> reporter: in some states the affordable care act may not be living up to its name. some insurance companies in ohio and florida have already raised their premiums at least 20%. look at california where "new york times" saying that a anthem blue shield wants to raise premiums 21%. even though obamacare requires insurance programs to go through rate review for premium increase of more than 10%. if an insurance company can prove their costs are going up it's hard for them to deny the increased premiums. but some experts say it could put a major strain on the system. >> the premiums, they are not going to get coverage or end up at the state exchange and get federally subsidized. there is nothing in the obamacare law that will keep premiums down. it's determined on stated by dated level. >> reporter: people that buy insurance on their own are most vulnerable but an executive at kaiser family foundation said there is no question that review of rates makes a difference that results in lo
, pensions and health-care benefits. there is income inequality in america. c-span should do a whole series on income inequality. the cell is that you quoted for congress seems high for us. would you comment on the revolving door. there was a series for the defense department. host: that is the reason we are focusing on this subject. guest: you raise a couple of good questions. one has to do with lobby reform and the revolving door and income inequality. let's start with income inequality. members of congress turned 5 times more than their average staffer. the average ceo of a company earns 350 times the average employee salary. if you want to talk about income inequality, the place to start looking at that is the private sector. going to be revolving door. you raised an important point. we just saw senator demint leave to head the heritage foundation. he will earn $1 million per year. he will be more and some -- influential that he was as a member of congress. why are they doing this? they are earning $174,000 a year. compared to the alternative, they can earn more money elsewhere. there i
they did not have to do before. you have to choose your pension plan, your healthcare plan, paper or plastic. you have everything thrown in your lap, and maybe most important is the information you choose to consume. you are what you eat. if you eat nothing but chocolate pudding your entire life, then you can venture out there and very your diet. it is all there. there are so many times when i have spoken in public forums and people will say, why are the media not covering x? how did you find out about that? it was on page 6, but they thought it should be on page one. the media you consume are not reflecting your priorities. they are run by people. if you go straight to google news, you can have an algorithm doing that search for you. i think you just have to swallow hard, do a lot, and realize this is all up to you now. i am not startling for the world that was at all. >> that task of leaving it up to you can be kind of frightening. >> you have to find people you can trust. when you watch cbs or it read the new york times, those were your aggregators. it is not about "here is wha
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